Shakespearean Language: A Guide for Actors and Students
Greenwood Press, 2002 - 269 頁
Shakespeare was a master of language, his sayings have become part of everyday speech, and his plays endure, in part, because of the beauty of his verse. Shakespeare's language, however, poses special difficulties for modern actors because many of his words seem unusual or difficult to pronounce, he employs rhetorical devices throughout his works, and he carefully uses rhythm to convey sense.
The relation of the modern actor to the Shakespearean text, the importance of understanding the nuances of his language, and the fundamentals of grammar are all thoroughly examined in this volume. Its heart is a detailed consideration of the iambic code, the metrical system that Shakespeare used to give so much power to his verse. O'Dell also examines the importance of formal rhetoric in Elizabethan England and Shakespeare's artful use of rhetorical devices in his plays. As a practical reference guide, this volume keeps in mind the particular needs of theater professionals.
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Is it possible that the insights that today are discovered in rehearsal emerged
directly from whatever the actors were given ? The theatre company was a profit -
sharing organization . Profits , then as now , were computed as income from ...
It is possible to give them a subtle diphthong today and not sound pretentious ,
but only if you are very careful and practice ... Shakespeare and his fellow
dramatic poets made freest possible use of contractions , some of which are in
Similarity : Here the student creates as many powerful comparisons as possible ,
perhaps drawing upon metaphorical language . Difference : Here the student
draws upon comparisons where there is some similarity between abortion and ...
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The goal of this trio of books by O'Dell (theater and English, Wilfrid Laurier Univ.), the text consultant for the Stratford Festival, is to help actors and students gain access to Shakespeare's plays ... 閱讀評論全文